Average cost of trip to Malaysia

Accommodation, food, transport and entertainment costs in Malaysia

Updated July 23, 2021

How much money are you going to need for your trip to Malaysia? You should plan to spend around RM380.90 ($90.10) per day on your trip to Malaysia for one person and RM546.19 ($129.20) for two when traveling. This budget includes accommodation costs for 2 adults in a good 4-star hotel (RM215.60 $51.00), lunch in a local restaurant, street food and drinks for a day (RM188.80 $44.66) and some entertainment (RM141.79 $33.54) for two. Find more about Malaysia travel budget in 2020 below.

How much will a one-week trip to Malaysia cost? The average one-week vacaction cost to Malaysia is around RM7,292.40 ($1,724.99) for one person and around RM12,773.76 ($3,021.59) for a couple including flights. November is the cheapest month to go to Malaysia.

Budget

One Week for Two RM7,422.51 ≈ $1,755.77
Two Weeks for Two RM9,930.56 ≈ $2,349.04

Comfort

One Week for Two RM12,773.76 ≈ $3,021.59
Two Weeks for Two RM16,122.77 ≈ $3,813.78

High-end

One Week for Two RM18,154.92 ≈ $4,294.48
Two Weeks for Two RM24,968.78 ≈ $5,906.27
Malaysia Travel Budget

Malaysia

Currency RM (Malaysian Ringgit)
Exchange Rate 100RM $
Exchange rates provided by Open Exchange Rates. Last updated 27 Jul 2021, 00:30 UTC.

💰 Is it expensive to visit Malaysia?

A lot of people want to visit Malaysia and wonder what the budget would be like. Like with any vacation, the cost depends on where you’re flying from, what kind of accommodations you’re looking for and what you want to see or how you want to spend time. We're colleting all these travel costs from other travellers just like you, so you can make a better estimate of the budget for a trip that matches your own preferences.

✈ Cost of flights to Malaysia from

How much does it cost to fly to Malaysia? High season for flights to Malaysia spans from July to August — prepare to pay $906.00 and more for your return flight to Malaysia. The period from January to March is considered the low season and the average fares for flights are generally cheaper: you can usually get a return flight for about $675.00 on average. And if you're lucky, you can even find a better deal!

🛏 Average prices for accommodation in Malaysia

How much do hotels charge per night in Malaysia? High season in Malaysia runs from September to October. One night in a mid-range hotel during these months costs around $51.00. Low season spans from November to January. You can get a room for a night for as low as $35.00. Some nice bargains are usually also available, especially at the higher end resorts.

3*, 4* Hotels. Double rooms in 3*, 4* Hotels cost around $49.50 per night, but prices can go up to 3% higher during high season.

AirBnB. Double rooms in AirBnB cost around $24.00 per night, but prices can go up to 112% higher during high season.

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🍲 Average prices for food and eating out in Malaysia

How much does food in Malaysia cost? The average cost of food and drinks in Malaysia is RM0.00 ($0.00) per day for one person. An average street food meal in Malaysia would cost you around RM38.77 ($9.17). A sit-in dinner for two people would cost around RM40.50 ($9.58). Lunch in a mid-range cafe or restaurant would cost you something between the two.

How much do drinks cost? A bottle of water in Malaysia is around RM3.55 ($0.84). A soft drink is around RM2.41 ($0.57) when you buy it in a supermarket. A beer would cost you around RM17.42 ($4.12) when you buy it in a bar. Alcoholic cocktails in bars and night clubs are RM20.59 ($4.87) per cocktail.

Average prices for meals and drinks in Malaysia
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Supermarket Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink RM2.41 ≈$0.57
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🍺 Beer
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💧 Bottle of Water RM3.55 ≈$0.84
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Bar Drinks
🥤 Soft Drink
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🍺 Beer RM17.42 ≈$4.12
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🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail RM20.59 ≈$4.87
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Meals
🍽 Dinner for Two RM40.50 ≈$9.58
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🌯 Street Food RM38.77 ≈$9.17
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April 23, 2020 🍹 Alcoholic Cocktail RM20.50 $4.85
April 23, 2020 💧 Bottle of Water RM3.56 $0.84
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two RM32.00 $7.57
April 23, 2020 🌯 Street Food RM67.64 $16.00
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two RM64.00 $15.14
April 23, 2020 🌯 Street Food RM9.50 $2.25
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two RM9.68 $2.29
April 23, 2020 🍽 Dinner for Two RM58.13 $13.75
April 23, 2020 🍺 Beer RM15.51 $3.67
April 23, 2020 🥤 Soft Drink RM2.41 $0.57

🏛 Average prices for entertainment in Malaysia

What are the prices for entertainment and activities in Malaysia?

Average prices for entertainemnt and activities in Malaysia
Type Average Price
🏰 Group Tour
🏛 Museum
🤹 Show or Theatre RM15.60 ≈$3.69
🕺 Night Club
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April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre RM77.00 $18.21
April 23, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre RM15.51 $3.67
April 20, 2020 🤹 Show or Theatre RM77.00 $18.21

🚌 Average prices for transport and car rentals in Malaysia

How much does airport transfer cost in Malaysia? The average cost of a 20-minute taxi ride is approximately RM45.28 ($10.71).

Average prices for transport and car rentals in Malaysia
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Transfers
🚍 Airport Transfer
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Taxi
🚖 Taxi RM45.28 ≈$10.71
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Public Transport
🚉 Public Transport RM2.92 ≈$0.69
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Transport Rentals
🚉 Regular Car Rental, per day
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April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport RM9.00 $2.13
April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi RM45.00 $10.64
April 23, 2020 🚖 Taxi RM1.94 $0.46
April 23, 2020 🚉 Public Transport RM2.92 $0.69
April 20, 2020 🚉 Public Transport RM45.00 $10.64
April 20, 2020 🚖 Taxi RM45.00 $10.64

☀ Weather in Malaysia

The hottest season in Malaysia runs from February to April. The average temperature is around 33 °C. The rainy season is from October to December with average rainfall of 174mm.

🤑 Calculate your Malaysia travel budget

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Local prices are converted to $ USD
Destination in Malaysia Total Flight Accomodation Eating Out Entertainment Transport Pocket Cash
Malaysia 1725.0 928 357 156.3 117.4 33.5 132.8